Alan Hutton has claimed that there will be a flurry of clubs lining up to swoop for Dele Alli in the summer if there is truth to reports that Tottenham will demand just £25m for the midfielder.
It has been a season to forget for Alli, who has struggled to get minutes under his belt since the very first day of the campaign.
It was revealed during the January transfer window that the midfielder came close to a move to Paris Saint-Germain, with the move only collapsing in the final days of the window due to Tottenham’s inability to sign a replacement.
Reports have claimed that Jose Mourinho was not particularly pleased with Daniel Levy’s decision to overrule him and keep the former MK Dons man at the club.
However, some sources revealed last week that Levy is prepared to drastically reduce his asking price for the 24-year-old in the summer, with the Spurs chairman willing to sell the England international for around £25m.
Hutton believes that signing a player of Alli’s quality for that price would be a ‘no-brainer’ for several clubs.
The former Tottenham right-back told Football Insider: “If his price tag is £25million there will be a queue of teams, absolutely.
“They’ll be lining up to phone Daniel Levy to take him for £25million because he is young and we all know how talented he is.
“Yes, he’s had a bad spell for whatever reason. Has it really clicked with him and Jose Mourinho?
“It doesn’t look that way, even though he’s brought him back in. So there’s still issues there.
“£25 million for a player of that calibre, that you know if you can get the best out of him, he’ll be in the England squad, he will be scoring goals, he will be making assists.
“He’ll just make the team better. I think it’s a no brainer for £25million. Absolute no brainer.”
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With Alli being contracted to Spurs until 2024, I cannot see Levy settling for £25m. I believe he will demand at least £35m for the midfielder despite his lack of game time this season. A couple of clubs could still consider that kind of fee to be decent value for money given what Alli has produced in the past for club and country.
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